Imerys acquires secretive anode tech from Japan

Simon Moores

A bigger future in batteries is looking increasingly likely for Imerys Graphite & Carbon following the acquisition of Japanese anode materials producer, Nippon Power Graphite.

The takeover, which was completed in Q1 after agreeing terms with majority owners Nippon Coke Engineering Co Ltd , gives Imerys the critical spherical graphite coating technology that allows the company to serve the lithium ion battery market directly.

Key to Nippon Power Graphite’s anode materials is a carbon coating technology that adds the finishing touches to either natural spherical graphite or synthetically produced material. The technology to apply this coating . . .


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